Missing Kenaston man, 60, found dead near abandoned vehicle: Sask. RCMP

A missing 60-year-old man from Kenaston, Sask., was found dead on Wednesday about one kilometre away from an abandoned vehicle, RCMP say. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
A missing 60-year-old man from Kenaston, Sask., was found dead on Wednesday about one kilometre away from an abandoned vehicle, RCMP say. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

A man from Kenaston, Sask., who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon was found dead by a local air search and rescue team on Wednesday.

Police previously said Jack Crouch, 60, and another man were driving in the general area of Highway 15 between Watrous and Kenaston, about 80 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, when they got stuck in snow.

The second man walked some distance to look for help, police said. They received a report Crouch was missing around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Several RCMP units, including police dog services and aircraft from the Saskatoon police and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, or CASARA, assisted with the search.

At about 1:38 p.m. Wednesday, a CASARA plane located a red vehicle that appeared to be abandoned. About a kilometre east of the vehicle, on a non-maintained roadway in the Kenaston district, the plane found what appeared to be a body, which was confirmed to be Crouch's a short time later.

Police say there were no physical signs of trauma and there were no indications of criminality.

The temperature in the Kenaston area dropped to around –19 C overnight.

The Saskatchewan Coroners Service has ordered an autopsy.

Crouch's next of kin have been notified and police say their "thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time."